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June 2013 The number of killings in southern rural Norway, 1300–1569
Joseph B. Kadane, Ferdinand L. Næshagen
Ann. Appl. Stat. 7(2): 846-859 (June 2013). DOI: 10.1214/12-AOAS612


Three dual systems estimates are employed to study the number of killings in southern rural Norway in a period of slightly over 250 years. The first system is a set of five letters sent to each killer as part of the legal process. The second system is the mention of killings from all other contemporary sources. The posterior distributions derived suggest fewer such killings than rough demographic estimates.


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Joseph B. Kadane. Ferdinand L. Næshagen. "The number of killings in southern rural Norway, 1300–1569." Ann. Appl. Stat. 7 (2) 846 - 859, June 2013.


Published: June 2013
First available in Project Euclid: 27 June 2013

zbMATH: 1288.62198
MathSciNet: MR3113492
Digital Object Identifier: 10.1214/12-AOAS612

Keywords: com-binomial distribution , demography , Dual systems , integrated likelihood

Rights: Copyright © 2013 Institute of Mathematical Statistics

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